Frances Willick


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Researchers studying support for employees after pregnancy loss

Pregnancy loss is very common, but there have been very few studies on how miscarriage and stillbirth affect employees.

Impact of gold mine contamination in N.S. understudied, research finds

Only a fraction of the province's hundreds of old gold mines have been studied for accumulation of mercury and arsenic in living things.
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When donors cross the line: Charitable sector grapples with sexual harassment

As the #MeToo movement sweeps across industry after industry, some in the fundraising sector say it's time for their profession to step up efforts to tackle and prevent sexual harassment.

There's only one tree on Sable Island. Now, it's a Christmas tree

It doesn't much look like a Christmas tree — unless you count Charlie Brown's. But it's the only tree Sable Island has, so staff got festive with it.

Proposed Peggys Cove parking lot in preservation area, resident says

Develop Nova Scotia wants to construct an overflow parking lot at Peggys Cove, but a longtime resident says the proposed location is in a preservation area.

'Completely overwhelmed': Workers, forestry sector react to Northern Pulp news

Employees are worried about the impact of the Northern Pulp paper mill's closure on individuals and the community.

From 'too much hype' to 'earthly paradise': tourists react to Nova Scotia

A question on the province's tourist exit survey elicits complaints about the weather, roads and prices — and lobster served with margarine.

Proposed Eastern Shore mine could bring benefits and harms, report says

A new report commissioned by the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's highlights boon to employment, but danger to tourism sector.

Anaconda Mining plans changes to proposed Goldboro mine

The company withdrew its project from the environmental assessment process earlier this fall, but that doesn't mean the mine is dead in the water.

Wolfville rallies around recent immigrant family after fatal car crash

Premkumar Ramanujam was the primary income earner in his family. Since his death earlier this week, a campaign has already raised thousands of dollars to help.

A high-speed internet cable runs by this man's house. But he can't get connected

Cory Emino was thrilled when he came home one day to see workers stringing up a high-speed internet cable in front of his house near Bridgewater. But when he called to get connected, he was told he couldn't.

Nova Scotia could face propane shortage as CN strike continues

Propane distributors in Nova Scotia are concerned about supplies in the province as the strike at the Canadian National Railway Co. is about to enter its fourth day. While some propane is trucked into Nova Scotia, the majority enters on the CN rail lines.

'I hope you rot in jail,' says mother of homicide victim Triston Reece

Dale Russell, whose son Triston Reece was shot to death, says she's 'ecstatic' that charges have been laid

After sitting abandoned for 25 years, McNabs Island Teahouse gets facelift

The former café on McNabs Island will reopen next year as an interpretive centre.

Transportation Department to review Cobequid Pass closure

The department says the Cobequid Pass area was fully staffed and the signs were functioning during Friday's storm that led to a three-hour shutdown.